ELI WRITTEN EXPRESSION 3A
Instructor: Carol Mckee
Textbooks: Introduction to Academic Writing 2nd Ed., Office : R 130 R
Oshima & Hogue Office Hours: Tue., Wed.,
Understanding and Using English Grammar, Azar Thurs., and by appt. 10:30-11:30
E-Mail: email@example.com Office Phone#: 564-4038
Course Objectives: The purpose of this class is to improve your writing skills so that you will be successful in credit classes at a college or university. The focus will be on writing the paragraph. At the end of this course you will be able to:
Writing: Half of our class will be devoted to studying how to write a good paragraph in English. You will study how to organize and develop your ideas. You will read examples in your book and try to write your own ideas following these examples. You will also do practice exercises in small groups, pairs and by yourself to help you under stand the concepts of good paragraphs. Some of your paragraphs will be timed in class, and some will be written at home. You will also learn important editing skills.
Grammar: The other half of the class will be devoted to studying grammar. I will explain the concepts in class, and we do some short exercises to make sure that you understand how to use the grammar. However, most of your grammar practice will be done in your grammar book at home. We will correct the exercises in class.
Evaluation: You must have a 75% average on your class assignments and pass the final exam. If you don’t pass the final exam your grade will be lowered one letter grade. Your writing final will be timed (a 50-minute paragraph) and will be evaluated by two teachers in the ELI Program. They will decide if your paragraph is passing or not. Your final letter grade will be determined by averaging your writing and grammar test grades. No exams will be given early or late for any reason.
D= 70-74 (repeat level; good effort)
F= 0-70 (repeat level; unsatisfactory effort)
Attendance: You are expected to attend every class and to arrive on time. If you are late by 5 minutes or more 3 times, it will count as an absence. 10-11 absences will result in a D grade, and 12 absences will result in and F grade. If you miss a class, it counts as an absence even if you are sick. You should call a classmate to get the assignments that you miss. You will have one week to make up missed work. After one week, you will receive a zero if your work is not made up.
Students who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Disability Support Services (DSS) office, room B 233-G (telephone 425-564-2498 or TTY 425-564-4110) to establish their eligibility for accommodation. The DSS office will provide each eligible student with an accommodation letter. Students who require accommodation in class must review the DSS accommodation letter with each instructor during the first week of the quarter.
Students with mobility challenges who may need assistance in case of an emergency situation or evacuation should register with Disability Support Services, or review those needs with the instructor as well.
Date Topic Chapters
Jan. 08-09 Course Introduction/in-class writing
Parts of Speech/grammar pre-test
12-16 Paragraph Format IAW 1
Verb Review UUEG 1&2
19-23 Narrative Paragraphs IAW 2
(no class 1/19) Compound Sentences
Verb Review UUEG 3&4
26-30 Paragraph Structure IAW 3
Adverb Clauses (Time)
and verb Review UUEG 5
Feb. 02-06 Descriptive Paragraphs IAW 4
Nouns UUEG 7
09-13 Logical Division of Ideas IAW 5
Run-ons and Comma Splices
Pronouns UUEG 8
16-20 Process Paragraphs IAW 6
(no class 2/16) Complex Sentences
Modals UUEG 9
23-27 Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs IAW 7
Modals UUEG 10
Mar. 02-06 Definition Paragraphs IAW 8
The Passive Voice UUEG 11
09-13 Opinion Paragraphs IAW 10
Gerunds and Infinitives UUEG 14
18 Final Exam